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Published: 26 June 2008

688 Pages


ISBN: 9780199232581

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Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Second Edition

Robert Allen

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Provides clear advice and recommendations on issues of effective English usage
  • Draws on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research and language monitoring
  • Takes real examples from contemporary sources including the Oxford English Corpus
  • Adds up-to-date entries on the language of emails and the Internet
  • Sits firmly in the tradition of Henry Fowler's iconic dictionary and usage guide

New to this Edition:

  • New entries on questions of current English usage, e.g. ahead of, almost, amphitheatre, and as meaning though
  • New coverage of the language of emails and the Internet
  • Up-to-date examples drawn from contemporary sources and the Oxford English Corpus

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